Simulation at Frimley Park

Post duration 6-12 month
Start dates February or August.



Frimley Park Hospital, part of Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, is a friendly and innovative 700 bed acute hospital based on the Surrey/Hants border. We are rated as “excellent” by the Health Care Commission, and staff scored the Trust in the top 20% of hospitals in England for training, development and job satisfaction. A wide range of surgical specialties are offered at Frimley Park, with over 80% of operations performed as day cases. Our Obstetric Unit has 5500 deliveries per year for which the Anaesthetic Department provides 24h cover. The intensive care unit at Frimley Park Hospital comprises of nine level 3 beds and three Level 2 beds. In addition, there is a Surgical Acute Dependency Unit and a Medical Acute Dependency Unit. A consultant-led Critical Care Outreach service supports the increasing demand for level 2 and 3 admissions within the Trust. 


Frimley Park Hospital has a dedicated simulation suite with attached debriefing/lecture room with capacity for live viewing. We have a Laerdal SimMan Essential wireless advanced patient simulator, a Laerdal SimJunior and Laerdal SimBaby. The Fellow will further develop the anaesthetic simulation training programme for all grades of anaesthetists. In addition, the Fellow will lead in situ simulation sessions for the multidisciplinary team, embedding simulated clinical experience into everyday work. There are also opportunities to teach regularly on Medical Student, FY1 and FY2 sessions. The Fellow will develop experience in utilisation of the equipment, creating clinical scenarios, observing non-technical skills, and in effective debriefing. They will be supported by a consultant mentor and a Technology Enhanced Learning Officer and will attend the Simulation Faculty Committee and the TEL (Technology Enhanced Learning) Group. The Fellow is encouraged to undertake a relevant research or audit project.


The Fellow will take part in the trainee 1:8 on call rota, being on call for Obstetrics, the Intensive Care Unit or Theatres as required by the department. The trainees are supported by an anaesthetic consultant and an intensive care consultant on call from home.



For more details please contact Dr Elaine Hipwell
Contact can be made with previous fellows, if desired, via Dr Hipwell.